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ferrous oxide

noun Chemistry.
  1. a black powder, FeO, insoluble in water, soluble in acid.
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Origin of ferrous oxide

First recorded in 1870–75
Also called iron monoxide.
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ferrous oxide in Science

ferrous oxide

  1. A black powder used to make steel, green heat-absorbing glass, and enamels. Chemical formula: FeO.
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